AHA/ACC & ESC/EAS Lipid Guidelines: Compare & Contrast Quiz


Dyslipidemia guidelines from the US and Europe take slightly different routes to similar ends. Test your knowledge of the twists and turns.

The 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol (AHA/ACC) and the 2019 European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidaemias: Lipid Modificatnion to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk (ESC/EAS) share the common goal of reducing morbidity and mortality caused by cardiovascular disease. They differ, however, in definitions of risk, particularly in what constitutes a "high-risk" patient, and also in their goals for treatment.Follwing are 4 situations, including 3 hypothetical patients, that ask you to apply your knowledge of the differences between the European and US recommendations, followed by detailed rationale for the answers.